From the Back Pages, July 22: VIDEO - £49m Raheem Sterling goes from zero to hero with debut goal minutes after falling over

From the back pages
From the back pages

From zero to hero inside three minutes. £49m Raheem Sterling tripped over the ball just 49 seconds into his Manchester City debut against Roma in Australia much to the delight of the baying crowd in Melbourne, but was soon celebrating after putting City ahead in the third minute. (The Independent)

Diminutive Zach Johnson’s Open win is a triumph for golf and its short hitters. (The Telegraph)

Jose Mourinho has conceded that Chelsea may have to pay extraordinary money for Everton’s John Stones such is the demand for young, English players. Chelsea have offered £20million and will bid again. But with Raheem Sterling having cost Man City £49m and Luke Shaw costing United £32m last summer - the record amount paid out for an English defender - Mourinho accepts that the price of the player may rise so high that Chelsea decide they have reached their limit. (Daily Mail)

ARGENTINE midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has announced he would not be renewing his Leicester contract. (The Express)

Jonny Bairstow believes Gary Ballance will make a similar England comeback to his own after being recalled to the side for next week’s third Ashes Test at the expense of his Yorkshire team-mate and as part of a shake-up in which Ian Bell moves up to No3. (The Guardian)

Christian Benteke will complete his £32.5million move to Liverpool tomorrow and train at Melwood for the first time. (The Mirror)

Cycling’s greatest challenge is commonly cited as the war on doping, but there are times, such as the past fortnight at the Tour de France, when the biggest test is to fend off cynicism. (The Times)

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